FDA wants to make some changes regarding the use of the word “healthy”. It seems that health officials want to be sure that products supposed to be healthy are really going to help us. Having in mind the new criteria, almonds are among the products that meet the agency’s Guidance for Industry Criteria.
What does a food need to have to be called “healthy”? First of all, it has to be low far, which means less than 3 g fat per serving. Moreover, it has to contain at least 10% of the Daily Value for vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, fiber, and Vitamin D. If there are too much potassium and vitamin D used, this thing has to be written on the label.
As you can think, there are not many products that can be considered healthy according to the criteria. However, almonds seem to meet the new guidance. They contain good fats that provide 14 percent of the Daily Value. Moreover, an ounce of almonds has 14 grams of total fat, of which 9 grams are monosaturated. So if you want to eat healthy, you can begin by choosing more almonds for your diet.
Almonds are healthy, natural and high in magnesium. They have 4 grams of fiber per one-ounce and only 1 g of saturated fat. There are more than 6 500 people who grow them in California, the only state in the United States where almonds are able to grow to be sold. 80 percent of the almonds in the whole world can be found in California.
Another benefit of his product is that they do not need much space to grow. Most of the people who grow them have family farms. In 1950, almond growers decide to make the Almond Board of California. This organization is supposed to support growers and raise funds for production. With the help of these organization, people managed to improve their work and learn more about their resources and pollution. This proves that not only almonds are healthier for us, but their growers are also helping the planet.
FDA hopes to provide people more information about the products they are buying. They also want to make companies more aware of what ingredients they are using. Healthy food should really make us feel better and improve our life.
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